Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ask the Youth Department-January 2017

Question: What is one way you like to use technology with youth?

Pam-I like to let youth explore on their own with technology, but in a meaningful and educational way. This is why I like facilitating our Kids Who Code class on Thursday afternoons. They learn beginner computer programming at their own speed and level.

Rachelle-I like to encourage families to use a face-to-face app with toddlers and preschoolers. Using technology in this way encourages language development and conversational skills. Encourage the person on the other end to be expressive, enunciate, and engaged.

Stephanie-One way I like to use technology with kids is playing together. Kids want their screen time so let’s make it family time. We build bonds and technology can be a great tool to teach good sportsmanship. If we’re using online games or app, I use it as an opportunity to talk about internet safety. Best part, you are showing an interest in what they like.

February 2017 Events

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Teddy Bear Sleepover Slideshow

Staff had so much fun meeting this group of stuffed animals! Fourteen stuffed friends participated in a library sleepover. A good time was had by all and many memories were made!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ask the Youth Department

We ask: What is your favorite children's book a this moment?

Pam: A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan because it begs to be read aloud! It has big type, simple yet effective illustrations, and a hilarious concept that shows you can do anything if you set your mind to it, even with a bunny on your head! 

Rachelle: Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter because it's so hard to NOT push the button! Not only do you get tempted to push the button but to also shake the book and scratch the main character's tummy. I love that this book is so interactive and inviting for kids. 

Stephanie: My favorite books to read are the Pigeon Series by Mo Willems. My boys would love for me to read the Pigeon book because you just can’t help being animated and goofy while doing so. All kids have a little pigeon in them, adults too sometimes, I think that’s what makes them so much fun.